To Hell with Germany

In the wake of the state visit to the White House by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been one news media article after another on both sides of the Atlantic, about how awkward it was for her. One feature of each article, was the supposed handshake refusal by Pres. Trump. He shook her hand when... Continue Reading →

Was unconditional surrender the right policy against the Axis?

At the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, President Franklin D. Roosevelt unilaterally declared the Allied policy of unconditional surrender, against the Axis Alliance. Though Churchill was officially on board with this policy after the conference, he had serious reservations. Churchill’s next biggest worry after Hitler, was Stalin. There were still considerations in London of Germany as... Continue Reading →

D-Day: The story behind the story

*Originally published on Hubpages, June 6 2014.* Dunkirk and the fall of France Following the lightning German advance across northern France in May 1940, the most powerful forces of the French Army and British Expeditionary Force (BEF) found themselves completely cut off in Belgium. Retreat having been ordered too late, the BEF together with accompanying... Continue Reading →

The EU’s fear of Britain

Post-Brexit trade between the EU and a renewed economic power of Britain outside of EU control, would mean incurring British economic influence, and thereby political influence.

Geopolitical Silly Season

When aggressor nations sense that a major political shift is about to occur at the White House, they're either emboldened or deterred.

Vintage Soviet Naval Tactics Reappear

**Update** A second incident occurred two days ago with the same Russian frigate, Yaroslav Mudry and the US Navy cruiser, USS San Jacinto. There are also new details about both incidents, which is that each of the two US Navy ships were escorts of carrier battle groups. It's probable that each ship, was serving as... Continue Reading →

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